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Week of October 27, 2003

    Question:   I need help with my 15-year-old daughter. She has horrible body odor. It's only under her armpits. She has had it since she was very young and it's getting worse. We have tried many things, but nothing seems to help. I have spoken with her pediatrician and a dermatologist about it and we tried a product called Drysol, but she still has strong body odor...    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I have had ongoing problems with kidney stones and have had numerous procedures to have them removed. Upon testing the stones, I've been told they are oxalate stones and I should avoid meats and calcium. Yesterday, I went to my primary care doctor and was told my triglycerides were 704 (HDL was 35). It showed low calcium and low potassium, and I should be on a high protein low carbohydrate diet...    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer